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Yvonne Raley
City University of New York
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    Deflating Existence Away? A Critique of Azzouni's Nominalism.Yvonne Raley - 2009 - Philosophia Mathematica 17 (1):73-83.
    Yet, he also says that it is philosophically indeterminate which criterion for what exists is correct. Nominalism is the view that certain objects ( i.e ., abstract objects) do not exist, and not the view that it is philosophically indeterminate whether or not they do. I resolve the dilemma that Azzouni's claims pose: Azzouni is a non-factualist about what exists, but he is a factualist about which criterion for what exists our community of speakers has adopted. It is in the (...)
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    Ontological Naturalism.Yvonne Raley - 2005 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2):284-294.
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    Food Advertising, Education, and the Erosion of Autonomy.Yvonne Raley - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):67-79.
    To augment the consumption of the ever growing production of processed foods, food companies are specifically targeting children with their advertisements. Advertising has even infiltrated the educational system in the form of corporate sponsored “educational materials.” This paper discusses the effects such aggressive forms of advertising have on the development of personal autonomy, or self-governance. I argue that the bad reasoning skills such advertisements promote undermine the development of the very abilities children need to become adults capable of making rational (...)
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  4. Ontology, Commitment, and Quine's Criterion.Yvonne Raley - 2007 - Philosophia Mathematica 15 (3):271-290.
    For Quine, the ontological commitments of a discourse are what fall under its (objectual) quantifiers. The recent literature, however, is beginning to move away from this picture. There are direct challenges to Quine's criterion, and there are also attempts to provide alternatives. Azzouni suggests that the ontological commitments of a discourse should be determined by an existence predicate instead. The availability of this alternative forces an adjudication between Qune's criterion and the predicate approach to ontological commitment. I argue that to (...)
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    Jobless Objects: Mathematical Posits in Crisis.Yvonne Raley - 2008 - ProtoSociology 25:108-127.
    This paper focuses on an argument against the existence of mathematical objects called the “Makes No Difference Argument” . Roughly, MND claims that whether or not mathematical objects exist makes no difference, and that therefore, we have no reason to believe in them. The paper analyzes four different versions of MND for their merits. It concludes that the defender of the existence of mathematical objects does have some retorts to the first three versions of MND, but that no adequate reply (...)
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    The Facticity of Explanation and its Consequences.Yvonne Raley - 2007 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):123 – 135.
    This paper argues that, contrary to the views of Nancy Cartwright and Brian Ellis, explanations are factive: if a statement is taken to be an explanation, it also has to be accepted as true. Taking explanations to be true, in turn, seems to imply that all the entities posited in explanations are real. But this is precisely what some philosophers, such as Cartwright and Ellis, want to deny. What these philosophers do not want to deny, however, is that such statements (...)
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  7. Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases.Richard Burnor & Yvonne Raley - 2010 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Ideal for students with little or no background in philosophy, Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases provides a concise, balanced, and highly accessible introduction to ethics. Featuring an especially lucid and engaging writing style, the text surveys a wide range of ethical theories and perspectives including consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, natural and virtue ethics, the ethics of care, and ethics and religion.Each chapter of Ethical Choices also includes compelling case studies that are carefully matched with the theoretical (...)
     
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    Best Explanation and Scientific Realism.Yvonne Raley - 2007 - Philosophical Forum 38 (2):147–157.
  9. On Ontology.Yvonne Raley - 2004 - Dissertation, City University of New York
    This dissertation focuses on the question of whether or not we can adjudicate between competing criteria for what exists. A criterion for what exists provides the necessary and sufficient conditions for what sorts of entities are real. It tells us which property, or which set of properties, an entity must possess to count as existing. Example: an entity exists if and only if it has causal powers. ;My thesis, in this project, is that we are not in a position to (...)
     
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    Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalization.Yvonne Raley & Gerhard Preyer (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
    Terrorism, ethnocentrism, religious tension, competition over limited resources, war - these are just a few of the problems and challenges that have emerged in today's global economy. Globalization both implies and requires economic interdependence; and this should bring with it a heightened sense of the interconnectedness of the participating societies. But unfortunately, as recent events indicate, rather than our having formed a global community, today's society is more fragmented than ever. In light of this, education faces some formidable new challenges. (...)
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    Science and Ontology.Yvonne Raley - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:143-147.
    Many philosophers (such as, for instance, Nancy Cartwright, Brian Ellis, and Hartry Field) regard scientific practice as the final arbiter in ontology. In this short paper, I argue that the very philosophers who profess to derive their ontological commitments from scientific practice impose certain views on the theories established by that practice that the practice itself does not support. This is not consistent with their view that science tells us what there is.
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    Science and Ontology.Yvonne Raley - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:143-147.
    Many philosophers regard scientific practice as the final arbiter in ontology. In this short paper, I argue that the very philosophers who profess to derive their ontological commitments from scientific practice impose certain views on the theories established by that practice that the practice itself does not support. This is not consistent with their view that science tells us what there is.
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  13. The Predicate Approach to Ontological Commitment.Yvonne Raley & Richard N. Burnor - 2011 - Logique Et Analyse 54 (215):359-377.
     
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